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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone;
[syn: plum, plum tree]

2. any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit;

3. a highly desirable position or assignment;
- Example: "a political plum"


ADVERB (2)

1. exactly;
- Example: "fell plumb in the middle of the puddle"
[syn: plumb, plum]

2. completely; used as intensifiers;
- Example: "clean forgot the appointment"
- Example: "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
[syn: clean, plumb, plum]

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5 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plum \Plum\, n. [AS. pl[=u]me, fr. L. prunum; akin to Gr. ?, ?. Cf. Prune a dried plum.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The edible drupaceous fruit of the Prunus domestica, and of several other species of Prunus; also, the tree itself, usually called plum tree. [1913 Webster] The bullace, the damson, and the numerous varieties of plum, of our gardens, although growing into thornless trees, are believed to be varieties of the blackthorn, produced by long cultivation. --G. Bentham. [1913 Webster] Note: Two or three hundred varieties of plums derived from the Prunus domestica are described; among them the greengage, the Orleans, the purple gage, or Reine Claude Violette, and the German prune, are some of the best known. [1913 Webster] Note: Among the true plums are; Beach plum, the Prunus maritima, and its crimson or purple globular drupes, Bullace plum. See Bullace. Chickasaw plum, the American Prunus Chicasa, and its round red drupes. Orleans plum, a dark reddish purple plum of medium size, much grown in England for sale in the markets. Wild plum of America, Prunus Americana, with red or yellow fruit, the original of the Iowa plum and several other varieties. [1913 Webster] Among plants called plum, but of other genera than Prunus, are; Australian plum, Cargillia arborea and Cargillia australis, of the same family with the persimmon. Blood plum, the West African H[ae]matostaphes Barteri. Cocoa plum, the Spanish nectarine. See under Nectarine. Date plum. See under Date. Gingerbread plum, the West African Parinarium macrophyllum. Gopher plum, the Ogeechee lime. Gray plum, Guinea plum. See under Guinea. Indian plum, several species of Flacourtia. [1913 Webster] 2. A grape dried in the sun; a raisin. [1913 Webster] 3. A handsome fortune or property; formerly, in cant language, the sum of [pounds]100,000 sterling; also, the person possessing it. [1913 Webster] 4. Something likened to a plum in desirableness; a good or choice thing of its kind, as among appointments, positions, parts of a book, etc.; as, the mayor rewarded his cronies with cushy plums, requiring little work for handsome pay [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] 5. A color resembling that of a plum; a slightly grayish deep purple, varying somewhat in its red or blue tint. [PJC] Plum bird, Plum budder (Zool.), the European bullfinch. Plum gouger (Zool.), a weevil, or curculio (Coccotorus scutellaris), which destroys plums. It makes round holes in the pulp, for the reception of its eggs. The larva bores into the stone and eats the kernel. Plum weevil (Zool.), an American weevil which is very destructive to plums, nectarines, cherries, and many other stone fruits. It lays its eggs in crescent-shaped incisions made with its jaws. The larva lives upon the pulp around the stone. Called also turk, and plum curculio. See Illust. under Curculio. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

plum adv 1: exactly; "fell plumb in the middle of the puddle" [syn: plumb, plum] 2: completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out" [syn: clean, plumb, plum] n 1: any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone [syn: plum, plum tree] 2: any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit 3: a highly desirable position or assignment; "a political plum"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

116 Moby Thesaurus words for "plum": Mars violet, Tyrian purple, accrued dividends, accumulated dividends, ambition, amethyst, bawbee, boast, bonus, carrot, cash dividend, catch, clematis, coup, cream, crown, cumulative dividend, dahlia, damson, dearest wish, desideration, desideratum, desire, diamond, dividend, dollar, extra dividend, farthing, favors of office, find, fiver, florin, forbidden fruit, fourpence, fourpenny, fuchsia, gem, glimmering goal, godsend, golden vision, good thing, grape, groat, guerdon, guinea, half crown, half dollar, halfpenny, heliotrope, hope, hyacinth, imperial purple, interest, interim dividend, jewel, lavender, lilac, lodestone, mag, magenta, magnet, mallow, mauve, meed, meg, melon, mite, monkey, monsignor, mulberry, new pence, np, optional dividend, orchid, p, pansy, pansy violet, patronage, pearl, pence, penny, phony dividend, political patronage, pontiff purple, pony, pork, pork barrel, pound, premium, pride, pride and joy, prize, quid, regal purple, regular dividend, royal purple, shilling, sixpence, solferino, special dividend, stock dividend, temptation, tenner, threepence, threepenny bit, thrippence, treasure, trophy, trouvaille, tuppence, twopence, violet, windfall, wine purple, winner, wish
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

PLUM A compiler for a substantial subset of PL/I for the Univac 1100, from the University of Maryland. ["PL/I Programming with PLUM", M.V. Zelkowitz, Paladin House, 1978]. (1995-02-23)
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Plum, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 26940 Housing Units (2000): 10624 Land area (2000): 28.628230 sq. miles (74.146772 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.385414 sq. miles (0.998217 sq. km) Total area (2000): 29.013644 sq. miles (75.144989 sq. km) FIPS code: 61536 Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42 Location: 40.494110 N, 79.754477 W ZIP Codes (1990): 15239 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Plum, PA Plum